Boko Haram denies killing General Mamman Shuwa

The late General Mamman Shuwa .... shot to death at his residence

Nov.4 (PREMIUM TIMES) — The extremist Boko Haram sect has denied killing late General Mamman Shuwa, a news website, Newsdiary, is reporting.

The website quoted a spokesperson of the sect as having told journalists by teleconference in Maiduguri that his sect was not responsible for the assassination of the retired general.

The report said the public broadcaster, the Nigeria Television Authority, also reported the sect’s denial on its prime time news  programme at 9.00p.m. on Sunday.

The sect also reportedly denied being responsible for the killing of a business associate of a former governor who was murdered recently.

PREMIUM TIMES later confirmed the report.

Some men, described by the JTF as unknown gunmen, had on Friday shot dead General Shuwa, a war veteran and statesman.

Witnesses said the retired general and Nigerian civil war veteran, was shot multiple times in front of his house at the lower Gwange area of the troubled city.

Mr. Shuwa was one of few residents of the area who had not vacated their houses as a result of the persistent violence around their neighbourhoods.

A good number of residents deserted their homes after the JTF reportedly went on rampage about two weeks ago after  an Improvised Explosive Device planted on their route exploded and killed a lieutenant and six soldiers.

Soldiers reportedly burnt many houses and fired indiscriminately leading to the death of several civilians.

A source at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital said Mr. Shuwa died at the hospital after he was rushed there. The deceased was buried on Friday in line with Islamic injunction.

The Joint Task Force (JTF), in Maiduguri, later confirmed Mr. Shuwa’s death.

In a statement by its spokesman, Lt. Col. Sagir Musa, the JTF said the general was shot in his house by four men, who were initially thought to be his guest for the Islamic Jumaat (Friday) prayers.

They entered the house and opened fire on the General and his visitors.

“One of the guests died on the spot while the general died on the way to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital,” the statement said.

The JTF said its troops in the area immediately cordoned off the area and that a search for the assailants was underway.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet but the extremist Boko Haram sect is suspected to be behind the murder.

The assassinated general was active in dialogues by the government with the people of Borno state to end the Boko Haram insurgency.

Shortly after his appointment,  the National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, held meeting with the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, alongside elders of the state including the the shot General Shuwa.

Amnesty International, a human rights group, has accused the Nigerian security agencies of extrajudicially killing innocent citizens under the guise of hunting down Boko Haram insurgents.

Read more about General Mamman Shuwa in this tribute by former Minister Femi Fani-Kayode.

 

 


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  • danmadamin otuoke

    Those who want to peacefully resolve this lucrative war must get the message now. Baba-Kura Fugu did the same and was shot in his house. Obj has since stepped aside and kept his mouth shut.

  • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

    seems northern politicians are bent on cancelling each other.

    • dan hausa

      The Igbos/Inyamurai are doing it again. I think they don’t learn a lesson from the civil war.

      • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

        well said like a true almajiri. can you crawl back to your cave and rape your five year old bride.

        • DAN-HAUSA

          THANK GOD FOR SAYING A BRIDE NOT PROSTITUTE, PLEASE ASK YOUR MOTHER WHO WAS YOUR FATHER. MANY INYAMURAI INCLUDING YOU WERE BORN OUT OF WED LUCK. THAT IS WHY YOUR PEOPLE STARTED ARMED ROBBERY IN NIGERIA, PERHAPS THE GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT OF INYAMURAI IN NIGERIA. PLEASE LAY YOUR HANDS ON FEMI’S ARTICLE ON WHO ARE THE GENESIS OF NIGERIA’S PROBLEM. STILL DAN-HAUSA

          • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

            lol. You see how primitive you are. Children born out of wed-luck are still God’s children. What is wrong is the raping of five year old girls under the pretense of marriage.You need to stop it because it is evil. You pedophile!

          • NAGODI_1

            REALLY FUNNY MPITI, YOURS IS THE CASE OF “BARAWO A HANNUN MATA”. A POPULAR SAYING WHEN A THIEF CAUGHT BY HOUSEWIVES WAS ASKED FOR COMMENT. HE REPLIED “WHAT CAN I SAY?”. SO YOU ACCEPTED THE DAN HAUSA CHARGE AND INFACT JUSTIFY IT!

          • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

            Get educated,son.

          • Almajiri

            Thanks educated illiterate; do you really know God? I think you really forget what you are. Please lay your hands on ‘things fall apart’ to refresh your memory of your origin.

          • DAN-HAUSA

            Nagode mai suna mai kyau. ALLAh ya bar zumunci

          • Dan-Hausa

            How can a wayward become God’s Child? Please explain.

          • Dan-Hausa

            Who makes it evil?

  • Innocent

    If boko Haram did not kill Gen Shuwa, and JTF did not either, we are looking at another monster in Maiduguri, it means.